Bosses at Castleford Tigers have announced the permanent appointment of Steve Gill as the club’s chief executive.
The decision came in the same week the Super League side confirmed that head coach Ian Millward had left the Wheldon Road club.
In an exclusive interview six weeks ago, Mr Gill, 53, told the Express he had no intention of staying in the hot seat following the departure of former CEO Steve Ferres.
But this week, Mr Gill said:“After being in the job for six weeks it opened things up to possible changes.
“I feel good in this environment, it’s exciting and gives me a chance to make a change at the club.
“I feel positive and I’m looking forward to these changes. What Steve Ferres did with the membership scheme was really good but there are lots of things we can do and we feel we are in a better position now than we have been in a long time.”
Mr Gill is joined by new commercial director Mark Grattan and commercial manager Richard Pell, who he hopes will strengthen the club’s marketing team.
Mr Gill, who has been with Tigers for 12 years, added: “We want to see people being proud again. We want the good times back at Castleford Tigers and we will be working very hard on that.
“I know I’m giving it my all and I’m surrounded by people who will give the club their all.”
For more on Ian Millward turn to page 72